Valiant Comics has announced that Ninjak, a classic character from Valiant’s early 90s stable of heroes, will soon be making his debut appearance in X-0 Manowar #5, one of three new titles being released as part of the ‘Summer of Valiant’ relaunch. Created by Joe Quesada, Bob Layton and Mark Morreti, Ninjak was introduced in 1993 as a character with no real superpowers. Instead, we followed the super-spy exploits of Colin King, a wealthy British playboy who just so happens to be heavily trained in martial arts and dons a high-tech costume and katanna. This classic character wound up crossing over many of Valiant’s earlier titles, including the original X-O Manowar.
So how is the technologically-hardened ninja known as Ninjak finding himself in the new millennium?
“The world has changed a lot since Ninjak first debuted almost generation ago,” he says. “If you read Ninjak in the ’90s, you will instantly recognize him. But you’ll find that the bravado and cunning that defined the original are now backed by a character with a bit more depth and real-world grounding than his predecessor.”
VALIANT Unleashes NINJAK In X-O MANOWAR #5
X-O MANOWAR VS. NINJAK. TWO HEROES. ONE PRIZE. The hunt for the world’s most wanted weapon is on this September in X-O Manowar #5 – the FIRST ISSUE of an all-new arc for Valiant’s critically acclaimed, chart-topping series from New York Times bestselling author Robert Venditti (The Surrogates) and fan favorite artist Lee Garbett (Batman R.I.P.)! The perfect jumping on point for the summer’s hottest series starts here!
X-O Manowar has landed on Earth – and now the world’s most lethal intelligence agent has a new target. But who is the operative known as Ninjak? And who – or what – has marked Aric of Dacia for death by his blade? Find out when the all-new, all-ruthless Ninjak makes his shocking debut – and cuts his way to the forefront of the Valiant Universe!
Jump on board the most lauded return in comics as two legends of the Valiant Universe collide for the first time this September, only in X-O Manowar #5 – featuring covers by superstar artists Mico Suayan, Philip Tan and Patrick Zircher, and the first appearance of Ninjak, co-created by Joe Quesada, Mark Moretti and Bob Layton!
And find out where the twin destinies of Aric of Dacia and the X-O Manowar armor began when the 40-page X-O Manowar #1 Second Printing Wraparound Variant arrives on June 20th! Discover why this is the series that has IGN.com raving, “[Hold] on to your butts, because this is a world worth jumping into.”